Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Solar = Money for You

I was scanning through my shares on Facebook lately and thinking about what a ‘normal’ (non-cleantech-obsessed) person might get out of them just from scanning the titles (not opening them) — I like to do this from time to time, since I know a lot more people will simply see the title of the posts than open and read them. While doing this, something crossed my mind — people are basically aware that solar is good for the environment and good for our health, and that solar technology is advancing, and perhaps even that a ton more people are going solar these days, but I bet a lot of people still don’t realize that going solar = money for them.

I’m actually not going to throw numbers into this post, because details of going solar are so dependent on your home or office and the state you live in, but the bottom line that I wanted to bring a little attention to is that outside of all of its other good points, going solar is an investment that earns you money in the long term. It is one of the safest investments you can make, and in some places, it is one of the most lucrative investments you can make.

Of course, you can invest in a solar power system all on your own (and perhaps even get a discount on solar, depending on your location), but you can also lease a solar power system these days in many places. I know there are lovers of the solar leasing system and those who don’t like it, but I think it’s common sense for an individual to look into both options before deciding how they want to go solar.

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